Synonyms for savage
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
Whatever is not civilized is barbarian; barbaric indicates rude magnificence, uncultured richness; as, barbaric splendor, a barbaric melody. Barbarous refers to the worst side of barbarian life, and to revolting acts, especially of cruelty, such as a civilized man would not be expected to do; as, a barbarous deed. We may, however, say barbarous nations, barbarous tribes, without implying anything more than want of civilization and culture. Savage is more distinctly bloodthirsty than barbarous. In this sense we speak of a savage beast and of barbarous usage.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
ferocious, ferine, wild, uncultivated, untamed, untaught, uncivilized, unpolished, rude, brutish, brutal, heathenish, barbarous, cruel, fierce, inhuman, truculent, pitiless, merciless, murderous, violent, malevolent
mild, docile, domesticated, tame, tractable, meek, timid, shrinking, cultivated, tamed, taught, civilized, educated, refined, christianized, polished, humane, generous, chivalrous, merciful, clement, forbearing, courtly, subdued, self-controlled
a member of an uncivilized people
beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcatadjective
a cruelly rapacious person
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, viciousadjective
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
"a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
wild, uncivilized, fierce, deplorable, reprehensible, fell, beastly, unrelenting, venomous, criminal, brute(a), condemnable, roughshod, barbaric, evil, feral, cruel, poisonous, barbarous, vicious, furious, ferocious, barbarian, heavy-handed, brutish, bestial, brutal, ferine, uncivilised
feral, ferine, savageadjective
wild and menacing
"a pack of feral dogs"
barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wildadjective
without civilizing influences
"barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"
raging, brutal, gaga, violent, dotty, untamed, unfounded, ferocious, fierce, cruel, tempestuous, fell, roughshod, ferine, godforsaken, uncivilised, hazardous, uncivilized, waste, baseless, risky, angry, idle, wild, fantastic, groundless, feral, vicious, crazy, raving mad, barbarian, barbaric, furious, unwarranted, barbarous
ferocious, fierce, furious, savageverb
marked by extreme and violent energy
"a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
angered, rough, trigger-happy, uncivilized, barbarous, angry, cutthroat, infuriated, tempestuous, furious, raging, violent, fell, fierce, barbaric, feral, cruel, enraged, vehement, maddened, ferocious, roughshod, tearing, boisterous, barbarian, uncivilised, bowelless, vicious, brutal, ferine, wild
attack brutally and fiercely
savage, blast, pillory, crucifyverb
criticize harshly or violently
"The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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Hamlet is a course and barbarous play. One might think the work is the product of a drunken savage's imagination.
Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.
You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Translations for savage
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- همجي, متوحشArabic
- див, брутален, безпощаденBulgarian
- salvatgeCatalan, Valencian
- Barbar, wild, roh, bestürmen, herfallen über, unbändig, beleidigen, barbarisch, unbebaut, angreifen, roher Mensch, beißen, rasend, anfallen, zerfleischen, wüst, wütend, Wilder, grausamGerman
- άγριος, καταδαγκώνω, κατασπαράσσω, καυτηριάζω, πρωτόγονοςGreek
- feroca, sovaĝaEsperanto
- féroce, barbareFrench
- brutális, civilizálatlan, elvetemült, barbár, kegyetlen, műveletlen, vérengző, vad, vadember, erőszakosHungarian
- վայրենի, վայրի, վայրագArmenian
- crudele, selvaggio, feroce, primitivo, impietoso, brutaleItalian
- 野蛮人, 野蛮なJapanese
- 野蠻人, 야만인Korean
- ferus, crudelis, saevus, barbarus, immanis, atrox, inhumanus, silvestris, feroLatin
- беспоштеден, жесток, дивјачки, дивјакMacedonian
- onbeschaafd, barbaars, onbeschoft, wildDutch
- slakte, brutal, villmann, grusom, barbarisk, rasende, villNorwegian
- brutalny, okrutny, zdziczały, bestialski, dziki, barbarzyński, dzikus, niecywilizowany, bezlitosnyPolish
- беспощадный, дикарь, дикарка, дикий, варварский, дикарскийRussian
- divljakinja, divljakuša, divlje, divljakSerbo-Croatian
- ociviliserad, vilde, barbar, okultiverad, brutal, vild, grym, barbariskSwedish
- người dã manVietnamese
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